Bloom Day December 2017
Rosa 'Barcelona'. Amazing how the roses have held up to 5% humidity. Long established roses can do what newly planted ones cannot.
Aging Hydrangea flowers offer an array of colors:
Tagetes lemonii, Copper Canyon Daisy. This was supposed to be the compact version.
I have no idea why these Shasta Daisies are blooming like crazy in December. (But it's nice.)
An Agave 'Joe Hoak' is going up in the foreground; behind are a trio of Agave 'Blue Glow' flower stems in various stages: flowering (alive with bees), drying, and the one on the far left has some seed pods. This Aloe ferox is supposed to be the form with white bracts instead of the usual red. We'll see what happens. This is its first bloom.
Grevillea 'Kings Fire'. Me likey!
California native Calliandra eriophylla, "Pink Fairy Duster". It's a bit dessicated, as is so much in the garden right now. Yet another one for the hummers.
Protea 'Mini King' flowers last quite a while.
Still painting, painting, painting while waiting for the extreme dry weather and Santa Ana winds to finally ease, in between slogging away at computer software problems. It's been, what? Two weeks of Santa Ana wind?
Happy Bloom Day anyway.